Why IPv6 Is Like Broccoli
Mar 27, 2009, 17:32 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The U.S. government is moving forward on IPv6 use, but
commercial enterprises -- at least in the U.S. -- have been
dragging their feet. That's frustrating, supporters say, because
the adoption of IPv6 could have profound implications for the
Internet as a whole, allowing for a vast new crop of
Internet-connected devices and technologies.
""IPv6 is not the question -- it's the answer," Leslie Daigle,
chief Internet technology officer for the ISOC, said during an IETF
panel discussion on IPv6. "The question is do we want to continue
to have an Internet that continues to be expanded by innovations
from everywhere? In which case, we need to deploy IPv6 to continue
to have global addressing."
""It's something of a broccoli technology, in that regard: It's
better for you if you eat it but it's not necessarily appealing in
its own right."